HENDERSON CO., KY (WFIE) - The results from the 2014-15 state accountability system for Henderson County Schools have been released.
The Henderson County School District is considered Distinguished/Progressing and ranks in the 98th percentile of districts across the state and is noted as a High Progress District.
The secondary schools have the following classifications:
Henderson County High School is Distinguished/Progressing and is a High Progress School as well as a Focus School.
South Middle School is Distinguished/Progressing and is a School of Distinction.
North Middle School is Proficient/Progressing and is a Focus School.
The elementary schools have the following classifications:
A.B. Chandler is Distinguished/Progressing and is a School of Distinction.
Bend Gate Elementary School is Proficient/Progressing.
Cairo Elementary is Proficient.
East Heights Elementary is Distinguished.
Jefferson Elementary is Proficient/Progressing.
Niagara Elementary is Distinguished/Progressing and is a School of Distinction.
South Heights Elementary is Distinguished.
Spottsville Elementary is Distinguished.
This is the second consecutive year the Henderson County School District has achieved a Distinguished rating and is one of only 24 out of the 173 school districts in the Commonwealth to be classified as such.
Henderson County Schools is also a Progressing district, which means the district met its overall Annual Measurable Objective and categorized as a High Progress District, indicating that the school system is in the top 10% of improvement across the state.
Additionally, seven schools are at the Distinguished level which means their overall scores are at the 90th percentile and above. Four schools are at the Proficient level which means their overall accountability score was in the 70th to 89th percentile statewide.
No schools within the Henderson County School District are classified as Needs Improvement.
Seven of the eleven schools are considered Progressing. Progressing means the school met the Annual Measurable Objective (AMO) that was set in 2014.
If a school was considered Proficient or Distinguished in 2014, the AMO was a .5-point overall increase. If a school was considered Needs Improvement in 2014, the AMO was a 1-point overall increase.
Schools considered Progressing include A.B. Chandler Elementary, Bend Gate Elementary, North Middle School, South Middle School, Jefferson Elementary, Niagara Elementary, and Henderson County High School.
In addition to classifications, several schools were placed in rewards categories:
Three schools were named Schools of Distinction. To receive this honor a school had to meet its Annual Measurable Objective (AMO) that was set in 2014, its student participation rate and have an overall accountability score at the 95th percentile or higher.
Schools to attain this are A.B. Chandler Elementary, South Middle School, and Niagara Elementary. Henderson County High School is also a High Progress school which means it has an improvement score indicating it is in the top 10% of improvement.
"This is a true tribute to our teachers and staff in Henderson County Schools. They spend countless hours preparing and teaching high rigor and engaging lessons for our students," noted Henderson County School Superintendent Marganna Stanley.
"The leadership across the district has also done a tremendous job understanding the changes of the state assessment year after year. The next four years our academic accountability assessment will change from year to year."